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Infrastructure Bill Seen as Difficult to Pass Amid Funding Disputes

Infrastructure Bill Seen as Difficult to Pass Amid Funding Disputes

Bloomberg.com
By Erik Wasson , Laura Litvan , and Mark Niquette
March 6, 2019, 2:34 PM CST

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said passage of legislation to improve U.S. infrastructure isn’t likely this year without a consensus that includes President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans over how to pay for it.

“Getting infrastructure done means paying for it,” said Hoyer of Maryland. “And while everybody wants to invest in infrastructure, it is more problematic from many perspectives of how you pay for that.”

The comments came as the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee was told by the leaders of the Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, American Trucking Associations and American Society of Civil Engineers that they endorse raising the gas tax by 20 to 25 cents over the next five years to pay for roads, bridges and other infrastructure... FULL ARTICLE

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